The guide to Finn Lamex’s windscreens: Ensuring safety and comfort

Finn Lamex is renowned as a manufacturer of high quality laminated windscreens and each of our windscreens is designed and manufactured to meet the specific needs of our customers.

Our windscreen guide provides a comprehensive information package on our options and their benefits. This article discusses the key points of the Finn lamex windscreen guide and how they affect vehicle safety and passenger comfort.

Safe laminated windscreens

Safety is paramount in the design. That’s why we only use laminated safety glass in our windscreens, made from two sheets of glass and a PVB film. Laminated glass prevents glass shattering in the event of an accident, protects against ultraviolet radiation and improves driver and passenger safety.

Finn Lamex offers clear and tinted glass, usually green or grey, in a choice of colours. Tinted glass reduces the amount of light energy from the sun, resulting in more comfortable conditions for passengers and driver, and saves energy by reducing the need for air conditioning.

“One of the differences between clear and tinted glass is the LT – or light transmission – values. For windscreens, the light transmission must be above 70%. Clear glass has a high light transmission value – between 85 and 90% – and tinted glass can achieve more comfort in the cabin, with lower light transmission from 70% to 85%.”

Aleksi Hannukoski, Quality & Production Manager

Solar Control for travel comfort

Finn Lamex windscreens are available with Solar Control PVB film, which captures energy from sunlight and reduces the need for air conditioning and energy consumption, for example, so passengers experience a temperature that is 5-7°C cooler. The use of Solar Control reduces the energy consumption of the air conditioning system by around 20% per hour of driving, which translates into an additional 4.6 km of driving distance for electric vehicles, for example. For buses and coaches, the energy savings are even higher.


What is Solar Control – and why should you use it in your windscreens?

Heated windscreens are energy efficient and environmentally friendly

Finn Lamex electrically heated windscreens offer a solution to winter challenges such as snow, ice and frost accumulation on glass surfaces. This feature improves visibility and safety on the road by eliminating the need to use conventional fans or heat the entire vehicle. The wires are mounted in a film between two panes of glass, powered by the car battery. The wires only become visible on closer inspection.

The use of electrically heated windscreens is efficient and environmentally friendly. They allow fast and even defrosting, which is particularly necessary for commercial vehicles. As passengers enter the vehicle, humidity rises and windows can fog up. Electric heating keeps the windows dry, increasing everyone’s comfort and safety.


Why choose heated windscreens for your vehicle fleet?

Special expertise in curved windscreens

Special expertise in curved windscreens allows for better aerodynamics and visibility, which is especially important for large vehicles such as buses and coaches. The curvature allows the A-pillars on the side of the windscreen to be positioned further back, improving driver visibility to the sides and eliminating blind spots. 

Our design and manufacturing process is focused on understanding and addressing customer needs. We are able to implement spectacular and customised curved windscreen solutions and are ready to take on challenging projects while recognising what is technically and physically possible.

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